PHOTO CALL: Original Cast Members Rehearse for The Who's Tommy Benefit Concert

News   PHOTO CALL: Original Cast Members Rehearse for The Who's Tommy Benefit Concert
Members of the original Broadway cast of the Tony-nominated rock musical The Who's Tommy are currently in rehearsals for a Dec. 15 reunion concert.

The performance, presented by Rockers on Broadway and the PATH fund, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Broadway Dreams Foundation and the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation. Michael Cerveris will reprise his performance in the title role, reuniting with original Tommy cast members Marcia Mitzman (Mrs. Walker), Jonathan Dokuchitz (Mr. Walker), Cheryl Freeman (Gypsy/Acid Queen), Anthony Barrile (Cousin Kevin), Paul Kandel (Uncle Ernie) and Sherie Rene Scott (Sally Simpson).

The company will also feature original cast members Alice Ripley, Norm Lewis, Christian Hoff, Donnie Kehr, Michael Arnold, Bill Buell, Maria Calabrese, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Paul Dobie, Tom Flynn, Roman Fruge, Jody Gelb, Pam Klinger, Lisa Leguillou, Lee Morgan, Timothy Warmen and national tour cast member Destan Owens as the Hawker. Billy Elliot's David Bologna will play the role of young Tommy.

Original cast member Donny Kehr stages the evening, with musical direction by Joe Church.

The 8 PM concert will be held at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

Tickets, priced $52-$502, are available by visiting Telecharge, or by phoning (212) 239-6200.

Here is a glimpse of the cast and creative team at a Thursday morning rehearsal at Carroll Music on West 55th Street:

Wayne Cilento and Cheryl Freeman
Michael Cerveris
Jonathan Dokuchitz
Christian Hoff
Donnie Kehr
Norm Lewis
David Bologna
Sherie Rene Scott and the cast of The Who's Tommy: 15th Anniversary Concert
Cast members rehearse

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

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